Circa 900- 1517 A.D
Green Cut Glass Bottle
From the 9th Century, Islamic artists revived the skills and techniques of glassmaking which had sadly been lost after the demise of the Roman empire. Many methods including the millefiori technique, overlay glass, sandwich glass, luster and enamel decoration and various kinds of cutting and engraving techniques were rediscovered and mastered.
This bottle is demonstraits the incredible knowledge and skill of the maker in every aspect. The form is clean and pure, with high sides, elegent long tapered neck and flared lip. The cut decoration is intricate well placed. However the crowning glory of this wonderful piece is its rich jewel-tone green colour.
Previously in the Private Collection of Mr Wladimir Rosenbaum (1894-1984), Ascona, Switzerland, who acquired this object at some point between 1972-1975 from an art gallery.
Subsequently inherited to his wife Sybille Rosenbaum-Kroeber (1915-1997) in 1984.
Thence by descent to her son Bernd Kroeber in 1997, Hesse, Germany.